Saturday, 24 June 2017

Llantwit Major Moths

New to this blog so I will attempt a quick introductory post:- My family and I moved to Llantwit Major last year from Alnwick in Northumberland where we had been moth trapping for 2-3 years (we started off through the loan of a trap for the GMS by Mike Cook, sponsored by ERIC). We are still relative beginners and excited to find out what species frequent our new garden. 

Hopefully I'll be able to post more regularly in future but our highlights so far this year have been a small number of Sycamore, Cypress Carpet, Lackey, Wood Carpet, Red-necked Footman, V-Pug and Brussels Lace which have all been new for us. We also had a Scarlet Tiger in trap on Tuesday night (sadly it didn't stick around till the following day), along with the odd Elephant & Small Elephant Hawk-moth.

Looking forward to the rest of the year's trapping!


  1. Welcome to the group Stephen. The Llantwit area is under-recorded so I'm sure you'll turn up some interesting moths. It should be good for migrants too.

  2. Welcome Stephen and family! You'll find a friendly bunch of experts here always ready to help and advice if needed. We are relative novices of 13 years since we began garden trapping in Bridgend! WE look forward to seeing what you turn up there on the coast, not too far from us as the moth flies! Kind Regards, Mike & Emma Cram.